Susan Granger

Susan Granger
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Susan Granger is a product of Hollywood. Her natural father, S. Sylvan Simon, headed production at Columbia Pictures; her adoptive father, Armand Deutsch, produced at MGM. As a child, she appeared in movies with Abbott & Costello, Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Margaret O'Brien, and Lassie. She attended Mills College, studying journalism with Pierre Salinger, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. For more than 25 years, Susan has been on radio and television either as an anchorwoman and internationally syndicated movie/drama critic. Her celebrity interviews and articles are published in newspapers and magazines around the world including </i>Redbook, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Working Woman, and </i>The New York Times, as well as </i>Paris Match, Cinema Magazine (France)</i>, Ici Paris, Tele Sept Jour, L'Officel Homme, Gala (Germany)</i>, Set (Brazil)</i>, Petra (Germany)</i>, Gente (Italy)</i>, Eve (Hong Kong)</i>, News Limited Newspapers (Australia) and other international publications.
Location: USA
Official Websites: susangranger.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 44% The Wedding Guest (2019) A serviceable, low-key kidnap caper that turns out to be more of a travelogue than a thriller. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
8/10 94% Us (2019) Insidious and unsettling - it's nightmarish. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2019
8/10 94% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Ethnographic epic, its vivid images relentlessly rich in social context. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
7/10 77% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) In this whodunit melodrama, Ashgar Farhadi claims, "Everything you see within the frame helps you envisions what exists out of it." - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2/10 45% Captive State (2019) This incoherent, tediously tiresome sci-fi feature is a totally unsatisfying waste-of-time. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
5/10 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Frustrating sci-fi fantasy, saddled with chaotic action and undeniably creepy motion-capture. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
6/10 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Simplistic, yet solid - a scrappy smackdown... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
6/10 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Silly and satirical. it's nevertheless subtly subversive. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
6/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Perhaps because it's too action-packed, this is an underwhelming origin story, introducing MCU's first female superhero. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 99% Apollo 11 (2019) An immersive, awe-inspiring cinematic achievement, marking its 50th anniversary.... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
6/10 89% The Golem (2019) Suspenseful and supernatural, it's a terror tale of revenge and redemption...heralding a new genre: Jewish Horror. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
5/10 13% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) As usual, slapstick reigns supreme, peppered with sentiment, stilted melodrama and social commentary. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
6/10 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Despite its plasticky shine, everything isn't exactly awesome anymore. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
8/10 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) An enchanting, endearing, coming-of-age conclusion to Dean DeBlois' animated fantasy trilogy. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
7/10 88% Arctic (2019) Stark, shivering survival story, set in an icy wilderness. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
6/10 82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) A salvaged, chaotic cinematic curiosity - for avid film buffs. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
6/10 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) Stony and somber, it's not exactly 'Taken' with a snowplow. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
5/10 46% What Men Want (2019) Flimsy sex farce, despite Taraji P. Henson's exuberant performance. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
3/10 19% Serenity (2019) Sleazy, sweaty and unsatisfying - a waterlogged potboiler. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
5/10 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Since the subtitles are few, fragmented and far-between, for non-linguists, it's frigid and forlorn, evoking a bleak melancholy. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
7/10 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) A witty, charming sword 'n' sorcery fantasy/adventure for the whole family. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/10 34% King of Thieves (2019) Although this infamous crime caper has a terrific cast, it's uneven and forgettable, - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/10 37% Glass (2019) Contrived and absurdly fragmented, it emerges as far too ambiguous to be satisfying. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/10 10% Replicas (2019) Predictably preposterous, pushing the campy 'mad scientist' concept over-the-edge... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
7/10 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Bittersweet character study, recalling classic slapstick comedy long before Abbot & Costello and Martin & Lewis. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
7/10 41% The Upside (2019) Despite its obvious faults, it's a crowd-pleasing, feel-good film. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
7/10 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) An admiring,if soberly simplified historical biography that doesn't do RBG justice. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
6/10 85% The Vanishing (2019) Speculative psychological thriller, coming to an enigmatic conclusion. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
7/10 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The Coen brothers' cynical, savvy anthology, consisting of six existential, bleakly humorous vignettes. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
7/10 86% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Sprawling, skewed, revisionist Western from a French director. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
4/10 32% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Robert Zemeckis' creepy PTSD fantasy-land that's too full of campy artifice to be effective. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
8/10 62% Bird Box (2018) Sandra Bullock stars in this intense, enigmatic thriller - about the psychological struggles of parenthood. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
6/10 66% Vice (2018) Searing and surreal, it emerges as a incendiary, yet insubstantial satire. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
6/10 73% Destroyer (2018) Nicole Kidman delivers a powerhouse performance in this pulpy noir thriller. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
7/10 93% Bumblebee (2018) A bittersweet origin story becomes sci-fi with heart! - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
6/10 65% Aquaman (2018) Exciting, visually stunning underwater lore... - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
6/10 85% Dumplin' (2018) This is a sassy, bittersweet rom-com, fostering female camaraderie. It features Dolly Parton songs - but not the country singer herself. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
7/10 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Barry Jenkins continues his cinematic exploration of the Afro-American experience in 20th century America with this anguished adaptation of James Baldwin's 1974 novel. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
6/10 81% Ben is Back (2018) Excellent performances heighten interest in Peter Hedges' superficially insightful 'troubled teen' saga. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
8/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Splashy, psychedelic animated adventure for comic-book fans of all ages but appealing particularly to those well versed in Spider-Man lore. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
6/10 51% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Gritty and edgy, this hybrid live-action/digitized version is an exciting adventure for older children and tweens. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
6/10 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) This spectacularly photographed but slogging, revisionist interpretation is redeemed only by Saoirse Ronan's impassioned performance. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
7/10 70% The Mule (2018) Aptly named for the stubborn swindler it depicts, it's a suspenseful crime drama - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
4/10 59% Vox Lux (2018) This flashy, deeply flawed mess of a musical melodrama is pretentious poppycock. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
10/10 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Enchanting, utterly delightful Disney sequel - one of the best family films of the year. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
6/10 81% Instant Family (2018) Sean Anders' endearing, inspirational dramedy about a couple who fostered, then adopted three children. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet London Fields (2018) Perhaps the most bizarre cinematic disaster of 2018. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
6/10 93% The Favourite (2018) Sensual, yet nasty and sardonic, Yorgos Lanthimos' opulent costume drama is a bizarre historical farce. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
7/10 79% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Julian Schnabel's meditative musing - with a miraculous performance by Willem Dafoe. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
7/10 81% Boy Erased (2018) Thoughtful and sensitive, aimed particularly at parents/families with LGBTQ children. - SSG Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018